The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting

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The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns.

No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body . The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly!

With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting , you'll learn:

The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting How to recognize fitting issues , such as drag lines and folds How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations

See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people . Then follow fitting solutions on different body types . Hundreds of large color photos illustrate the techniques and concepts in simple step-by-step instructions. With these lessons, you will get the perfect fit for any body.

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Creative Pub., c2012
ISBN: 9781589236080
Branch Call Number: 646.4 VEB
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Perfect fitting

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scrubble4
Jan 20, 2016

This is an excellent fitting companion. It along with a couple of other books are now part of my personal resources. The other ones are, but not in an order of importance as they all have something that created Ah Ha moments.
- Create the Perfect Fit by Joi Mahon
- Easy Guide to Sewing Pants
- Fast Fit by Sandra Betzina
All the above are available through our library, and very helpful if you use commercial patterns.
Finally
- How to Make Sewing Patterns by Donald H McCunn - which is an outstanding walk through creating your own patterns from scratch. Unfortunately this one is not available from our library.

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TucsonKathryn
Jun 20, 2015

I liked this one for fitting patterns for clothing. I liked it so much that I bought my own copy!

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magpie81
Aug 19, 2013

I checked out about 5 books on fitting, and this is probably the strongest in terms of illustrating where fit is not happening. All the fitting assumes you're working on another person, not yourself like I was, and this was my biggest challenge.

Would check out again. (Maybe even buy my own copy.)

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ErnieK
Dec 17, 2012

I've spent the better part of the month reading alterations and fitting books, and this title has the best photo illustrations of what the problems are and the direct way to correct them. Even though the problems are shown on muslin slopers, you could use that visual information and apply it to clothes that you already own and alter them in future patterns to suit your particular fitting needs.A very practical guide to fit issues.

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